Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 3.5 - 4
Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart, Solar Plexus and Base
Energy Vibration: 4
Zodiac Sign: Leo and Scorpio
Source: Argentina, Peru, Russia, Romania, South Africa, Uruguay, and USA
Beneficial For: Denial, Depression, Emotional Release, Fears, Instilling Positive Attitudes, Memory, Mental Stress, Overcoming Chronic Self-Blame, and Self-Worth
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral, and in its most rare form occurs as a rose red color, while many lower grade specimens will occur as shades of pink or even pale browns. Depending on the chemical composition within rhodochrosite can be lighter shades of pink, and red, for this reason it its most commonly found in pink.
Rhodochrosite symbolizes love and compassion, expanding consciousness and integrates spiritual with material energies. It is excellent for the heart and relationships and is especially helpful for survivors of sexual abuse. Rhodochrosite can attract soulmates who will
help one learn lessons from your higher self as well as teach to assimilate painful feelings without shutting down. It insists that you face the truth, about yourself, about others, and without evasion. Rhodochrosite links to the higher mind and aids in integrating new information, encouraging a positive attitude and enhancing dream states and creativity. It encourages spontaneous expression of feelings, including passionate and erotic urges. It lifts a depressed mood bringing lightness into life.